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Nigerian Newspapers (Monday, 17 June, 2019 Edition)

Senator Ademola Adeleke voted at his polling unit Abogunde-Sagba at Ede North Local Government Area

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Monday morning. Enjoy!

1. The Supreme Court will today hear the appeals of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Governorship Candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on the 2018 Osun State Governorship Elections.

The PDP and its candidate is challenging the ruling of the Court of Appeal which declared the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, who was the APC candidate in the election winner.

The Tribunal had earlier in March declared Adeleke the winner of the poll held last year in the state. However, the Appeal Court in Abuja nullified the judgement on May 9.

2. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Lagos State has asked the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to rule the state with the knowledge that he would give account to God on judgment day.

CAN urged him to lead with the fear of God during a service which was held on Sunday during an interdenominational thanksgiving service at the Deeper Life Bible Church Headquarters in Lagos.

3. The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its response to the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) report on the 2019 general elections said that the EU EOM has vindicated its position that the 2019 general elections was massively rigged by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The PDP issued the statement in Abuja through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan. The party commended the EU EOM for stating the facts on the elections.

Naija Buzz had reported how the EU body in its report stated that the election was generally marred with shortcomings and irregularities.

The group revealed that the 2019 general elections were “marked by severe operational and transparency shortcomings, electoral security problems and low turnout.” Read More details

4. Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), in Abuja, during the NYSC Freedom of Information Desk Officers’ Workshop, said that he would communicate to corps members whenever the payment of the new N30,000 allowance starts.

“They will be communicated accordingly, please,” he said, when asked on the new N30,000 allowance for corps members.

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